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Agenda | 2023


Maja Zoric, Trade & Invest Commissioner, Business Sweden  


Ms. Tanja Zimmermann, CEO, Empa (5min)

H.E. Carl Magnus Nesser, Ambassador of Sweden to Switzerland & Lichtenstein (5min) 

Mr. Jean-Luc Bazin, Member of the Innovation Council, Innosuisse (5min) 


Ms. Maja Zoric, Trade & Invest Commissioner, Business Sweden (10min)


EUREKA-Eurostars: Boost innovation across borders 

Mr. Janique Siffert, Programme Manager, Innosuisse (15min) 


Dr. Lorenz Herrmann, Head of Department Advanced Materials and Surfaces.  

Synopsis: Both Switzerland and Sweden constantly improve production technology of their local industrial base. In this presentation, future collaboration opportunities in the context of material development and process monitoring for metal additive manufacturing are discussed.


Gas Turbine AM Components Design, Validation and Field Experience at Siemens Energy 
Dr. Vladimir Navrotsky, AM CTO, Siemens Energy, Gas Service, Distributed 

Synopsis: The presentation will focus on application of additive manufacturing for gas turbine components design and manufacturing to reduce gas turbine's emission, to enhance their performance, operation flexibility and durability. The achieved results in AM components design, validation and field experience will be presented and discussed. Some challenges and proposal for their resolution will be discussed as well. 

The AM Challenge at Saab Dynamics 
Göran Backlund, CTO, Saab Dynamics AB 

Synopsis: Saab Dynamics is trying to push limits with AM; smarter design for functional optimization and new ways of building hulls and airframes to increase productivity is needed to meet the marked demands. Every military conflict the last years demonstrate this need; Larger volumes, faster, cheaper. 

Copper Printing – Opportunities for Specialized Devices
Matthias Bator, Research Department Manager Energy Technologies, ABB Schweiz AG

Synopsis: ABB Corporate Research is interested in evaluating the possibilities of copper 3D printing for utilization in prototyping and next generation, specialized and optimized products.




Hybrid Manufactuting and Multi-Material combinations Is Enabling the Next Generation AM Components (10min) 
Marcus Giglmaier, Lead: Innovation and New Technologies OSS, Oerlikon 

Synopsis: As a world-renowned materials specialist, Oerlikon is leveraging new digital AI-based technologies to develop tailored materials for high-performance applications. In the area of manufacturing technologies, Oerlikon is engaged in the next generation of Additive Manufacturing (AM), where the combination of different materials and hybrid manufacturing takes AM to the next level. Combining LPBF and DED capabilities with novel materials and alloy design enables Oerlikon to work with customers to develop a new generation of AM components. 

Introduction to New Emerging Technologies with Swatch Group (10min)
Jean-Luc Bazin, Head of Technology Scouting, Swatch Group

Synopsis: This presentation will highlight the technological DNA of Swatch Group and how new emerging technologies gain positive traction to enhance the Group’s sustainable Innovation footprint. In this journey,  the power of powder as lower environmental footprint enabler and additive manufacturing X additive Intelligence [AM X AI] are key.

Engineering for Your Imagination
Isabel Rueda, Transformative Innovation Team Lead, EOS GmbH

Synopsis: This presentation will focus on how EOS is helping other companies successfully start and scale additive manufacturing. Use cases and new applications will be presented, as well as the importance of additive manufacturing for sustainability.


Powder Material Design for AM: Importance of Powder Properties 

Prof. Eduard Hryha, Director, Centre for Additive Manufacture - Metal (CAM2), Industrial and Materials Science, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden 

Synopsis: Metal powder constitutes the most common feedstock used in metal additive manufacturing (AM). However, very often material design for AM is overlooking importance of powder manufacturing and resulting powder properties, as well as powder degradation and its impact on material properties. This talks provide insight into impact of powder atomisation and handling as well as the changes in powder properties during AM processing in dependence on AM technology and alloy composition on final properties of the component. 

New Approaches In Materials- and Process Development for Metal Additive Manufacturing 
Dr. Anke Kaletsch, Chief Engineer in Powder Metallurgy and Ceramics, Institute for Materials Applications in Mechanical Engineering, RWTH Aachen University

Synopsis: The presentation will focus on novel approaches to design metallic AM components, including advanced processing routes (e.g. AM + HIP) and AM-adapted alloys. The possibilities at RWTH Aachen University comprising computational tools for alloy and process design as well as comprehensive materials characterization set-ups will be introduced using prior success stories as examples. 

Sinter-Based Additive Manufacturing Technologies - Diversity in Materials, Geometries and Applications 
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Weißgärber, Institute Director, Fraunhofer IFAM Dresden 

Synopsis: The presentation will focus on the innovation collaboration opportunities within sinter-based additive manufacturing technologies that Fraunhofer IFAM Dresden welcomes to. 

Processing of Advanced Materials Enabled by Additive Manufacturing
Vaclav Pejchal, Additive Manufacturing Focus Area Manager, CSEM

Synopsis: Additive Manufacturing has not only enabled unprecedented freedom in design but has also unlocked processing of advanced materials that are difficult to fabricate by conventional routes. During this talk you will discover recent advances in developing end-to-end additive manufacturing process of advanced enabling materials for your applications.

Introduction to Innovation Collaboration Opportunities with the AM Research Lab at the University of the Bundeswehr Munich, Germany (10min)
Prof. Eric Jägle, Chair of Materials for AM, Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of the Bundeswehr Munich 

Synopsis: Starting in 2020, a new research lab was established at UniBw M, focussing on the whole process chain of AM. Scientists from 11 chairs in three departments collaborate on aspects of AM ranging from DfAM and development methodologies to materials for AM, process development, monitoring, and simulation to joining and post-processing techniques as well as parts reliability. All materials classes (polymers, metals, ceramics, composites) can be printed using a large variety of AM processes available in the lab. Its members are open for collaborations with academia and industry. 


The participants are welcomed to topical tours during the lunch break. The tours gathering is at the registration desk.   

  • You need to assign to the group at the registration if you are interested to participate in the Tour. 
  • Each tour takes 20 minutes: 2-3 min walk + 15 min tour + 2-3 min walk back 
  • Groups can consist of max. 8 people. 


  • 11:45 CCC – Metal 3D Printing (Antonios Baganis)
  • 11:45 CCC – Coating and Printing (Sina Abdolhosseinzadeh)
  • 11:45 Machine Hall – Concrete 3D Printing (Moslem Shahverdi)
  • 11:45 NEST – dfab House (Annina Schneider / Stephan Kälin)
  • 11:45 NEST – Hilo unit (Annina Schneider / Stephan Kälin)

15 pitching SME:s á 3min 

Lithography-Based Metal Manufacturing
Dr. György Harakály, Head of R&D Materials, Incus GmbH

Synopsis: The presentation will introduce the sinter-based metal AM technology, called Lithography-based Metal Manufacturing (LMM), developed by Incus GmbH. Incus is looking to develop new material classes for sinter-based metal AM processes as well as to provide opportunities to produce highly detailed geometries for wide variety of applications, especially to fabricate designs, which are not suitable to be produced by other means from economical or environmental standpoints.

Saying Goodbye to Heavy Metal
Yannick Willemin, Director Business Development, 9T Labs

Synopsis: Through this pitch, you will be able to understand the importance of a holistic design & manufacturing approach when looking at increased sustainability in high-performance composite applications in aerospace, ground mobility, medical, sports, and luxury.

Democratize Manufacturing at Scale
Dr. Klaus Stadlman, founder, CEO & CTO, GENERA

Synopsis: GENERA systems hold the potential to transform industries and stimulate innovation. By leveraging advanced DLP printing capabilities, automation, and high-performance materials, it creates new opportunities for businesses to bring their ideas to market efficiently and cost-beneficial compared to traditional manufacturing methods.

LMI - Development: Tailored to your application in Additive Manufacturing
Dawid Ziebura, Co-founder & CTO, Laser Melting Innovations (LMI)

Synopsis: The well-known variety of applications of additive manufacturing is only the result of many years of intensive development work and the ever-present challenge of the current limits. LMI has made it its mission to support companies of all kinds on this path.

Rethink Manufacturing - Rethink Components, 5-Axis Multi-Material Additive Manufacturing with Continuous Composite Fibers
Nicolai Wampl, Managing Director, Venox Systems

Synopsis: The current industry practice of utilizing composites in a planar fashion for 3D printing is already widespread. However, its full potential remains untapped due to the failure to utilize the advantages of anisotropic fibers aligned along the load paths of the components, as well as the immense capabilities of additive manufacturing in combining multiple materials in a single process. To take the next leap forward, we not only aim to rethink the manufacturing process but also reconsider the fundamental elements that define a product—the components themselves.

Empowering Tomorrow’s Sustainable & Cost-efficient Component Manufacturing
Dr.-Ing. Fritz Lange, CEO, 3D Spark

Synopsis:To enable the ecological and economical component manufacturing of tomorrow it must be streamlined, cost-effective, and sustainable, with minimal waste in terms of materials, manual work and CO2 emissions. The 3D Spark Software simulates all feasible manufacturing technologies and materials for any component to leverage potential in terms of costs, delivery times and CO2 emissions.

Enabling High-speed, High-resolution NDT in the AM Industry
Simona Laza, Strategic Partnerships Manager, Excillum AB

Synopsis: Excillum AB produces high-end microfocus and nanofocus X-ray sources, which push the mimits of today’s applications, such as iaging (NDT, CT, XRM & Phase Contrast), diffraction/scattering (pXRD, SAXS), and spectroscopy (XRF, XPS). Excillum is interested in partnering with actors from AM value chain and enable, through its products, new breakthroughs in AM industry.

Towards Autonomous Repair of Composites
Amaël Cohades, CEO, CompPair

Synopsis: Answering problems of durability and sustainability, CompPair drastically reduces maintenance costs, improves recycling of composite parts while keeping standard specifications. CompPair products are preimpregnated textiles integrating a novel chemistry to produce healable and sustainable composites, extending their lifetime, and improving circularity.

Entering the Sub-Micron Land
Hans-Florian Zangerl, CEO, In-Vision

Synopsis: This presentation is a three-minute journey to new applications along the diffraction limit of light.

Cost and CO2 Reduction by Onsite Production and Remanufacturing of Large Components
Marcus Witt, CTO, Metrom

Synopsis: Transporting large components over long distances causes high costs and high CO2 emissions. Temporary production or repair of components via a mobile smart factory at the installation site cut costs, increases efficiency and flexibility. With the ability to process both fiber reinforced plastic and metal in the same machine using 3D printing and machining, all you need it power. 

Advancing Suistainable Manufacturing
Manja Franke, CSO, Amexci AB

Synopsis: AMEXCI, is a leader in the Nordic AM ecosystem, certified for aerospace, defence and just recently automotive. The skillset lies in design and manufacturing of complex geometries, while implementing responsible production practices. Our approach supports sustainable innovation, reduces environmental impacts, and creates resilient supply chains. AMEXCI's upcoming R&D initiative focuses on driving sustainability to the next level by delving into parameter developments and deeply investigating the high input factors around the AM process.

The Ultimate Solution to Additive Manufacturing in Advanced Semiconductor Packaging and Related Applications
Patrick Galliker, CEO, Scrona

Synopsis: TBC

Smart 3D Printing Platform – Certifiable Additive Manufacturing of Tomorrow
Konrad Schreiner, CEO at Plasmics

Synopsis: Plasmics is an Austrian startup developing advanced 3D printing solutions. Our ML enabled 3D printers hold potential to create a decentralized production platform, empowering independent design, IP creation and large-scale manufacturing capabilities. Our next R&D project idea is on-site production of spare parts via a digital warehouse platform. We invite you to co-create tomorrow’s supply chain with us.

ColdMetalFusion - Reliable Serial Production in MetalAM
Christian Staudigel, Founder & Managing Director, Headmade Materials

Synopsis: ColdMetalFusion is a sinter-based 3D printing technology that increase reliability in the serial production of metal parts. The technology has created a new industry standard that is based on well-established and robust technologies, including SLS 3D printing, solvent debending, sintering and post-processing.

Combining Exceptional Material Properties with Additive Manufacturing
Magnus Bergman, CEO, VBN Components

Synopsis: A key to developing the use of additive manufacturing is new materials. If AM is going to be used in a wider field of applications, we need to develop materials for AM with improved properties, such as higher hardness and wear resistance. VBN Components has developed the materials and manufacturing technology to use high-carbon metals without the issue of cracking. The availability of high-speed steels, hard stainless steels and hard metals opens the possibilities for a wide range of applications, reducing the environmental footprint.


Each time slot is 20 minutes, all meetings are booked online in advance.  
The participants are welcomed to topical tours at 16:40. The tours gathering is at the registration desk.  

  • You need to assign to the group at the registration if you are interested to participate in the Tour. 
  • Each tour takes 20 minutes: 2-3 min walk + 15 min tour + 2-3 min walk back 
  • Groups can consist of max. 8 people. 


  • 16:40 CCC – Metal 3D Printing (Antonios Baganis)
  • 16:40 CCC – Coating and Printing (Sina Abdolhosseinzadeh)
  • 16:40 Machine Hall – Concrete 3D Printing (Moslem Shahverdi)
  • 16:40 NEST – dfab House (Annina Schneider / Stephan Kälin)
  • 16:40 NEST – Hilo unit (Annina Schneider / Stephan Kälin)



Contact person:
Ms. Viktoria Pletikos, Consultant,
Business Sweden Switzerland

Direct phone: +48 532 401 657
E-Mail: viktoria.pletikos@business-sweden.se